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Liechtenstein Country Report

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Trips to this tiny but prosperous landlocked principality in Western Europe (population 37,000; capital: Vaduz) are generally carried out under particularly good conditions.

CRIME

Liechtenstein is one of the lowest-risk destinations in the world. However, visitors should nonetheless take basic precautions and use common sense to avoid becoming the victim of petty crime (pickpocketing, purse snatching), particularly at tourist sites.

HEALTH

Medical infrastructure is of the highest quality.

POLITICS

Legislative elections were held in 2017.

TRANSPORTATION

Visitors should note that the principality does not possess an international airport. The closest major international airport is located in Zürich, Switzerland (approximately 130 km away). Travel by Postbus is safe and reasonably priced.

NATURAL RISKS

Driving in Liechtenstein in the winter can be hazardous; many mountain roads are narrow and winding and are not always plowed. Fitting tires with snow chains is advisable.

OTHER

Hikers should be aware of the risks inherent to mountainous regions. All hikers should be well-equipped and in good physical condition, even when undertaking moderately difficult climbs.

Climate

Liechtenstein has a mild mountainous climate. Summers are hot (20°C to 28°C) and humid while winters are cold and snowy. Temperatures rarely fall below -15°C. The Foehn, a hot and dry wind, tempers the climate, particularly in the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) months.

Useful Numbers

Country Code: +423 Police: 117 Ambulance: 144

Electricity

Voltage: 230 V ~ 50 Hz

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